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Terps sign Mark Turgeon to a four-year contract extension

Turgeon's new contract will keep him in College Park for a while.

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Maryland men’s basketball coach Mark Turgeon will stick around for a while as he signed a four-year contract on extension on Thursday that keeps him in College Park through the 2022-23 season.

“My family and I love the University of Maryland, the basketball program, the campus community and the local community and I am extremely grateful to be the coach of this outstanding program,” Turgeon said in a press release. “I am in this position because of the talented coaches and student-athletes that I have had the opportunity to work with over the past five years. Their commitment to our program is why Maryland Basketball continues to have an exciting and bright future.”

During his time in Maryland, Turgeon has led the Terps to two straight NCAA Tournaments and their first Sweet Sixteen appearance since 2003. The 2014-15 Big Ten Coach of the Year has a 114-59 record, which is the most wins for a head coach in his first five years in program history.

He helped Maryland win 27 or more games in two consecutive seasons, which is a Maryland record.

“Mark has built a program that we are incredibly proud of as he continues to lead the great tradition that is Maryland Basketball,” Director of Athletics Kevin Anderson said. “I am proud of the academic and athletic success that the men’s basketball team has achieved under Mark’s leadership the past five years. He is committed to developing our student-athletes into well-rounded graduates and leaders of their communities.”

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